The Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) has facilitated an active partnership with the Florida Department of Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Office. This partnership was formed to seek means whereby Florida's Federally Qualified Health Centers currently participating in one of the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s (BPHC) Health Disparities Collaboratives (HDC) can be financially assisted with spreading the concepts learned from the Planned Care Model further within the delivery care system. The funds provided through this mini-grant opportunity will be used by participating community health centers to support the spread of the Health Disparities Collaboratives to Cardiovascular Disease.
The goals of this effort include: expanding the Cardiovascular Disease Collaborative in Florida’s Federally Qualified Health Centers; empowering and strengthening the infrastructure of community health centers to achieve evidence-based cardiovascular disease quality improvement system changes; increasing the number of community health center users placed in a registry.
What FACHC Provides:
- Up to $10,000 per center to selected community health centers to promote and/or expand the spread of the Health Disparities Collaboratives to Cardiovascular Disease.
- Consultation and facilitation of services for Cardiovascular Disease Collaborative development.
- One day training session for team members of awarded health centers focusing the models used in the Health Disparities Collaboratives with information tailored to Cardiovascular Disease.
How to Apply:
There is an application process required for centers wishing to expand the Health Disparities Collaboratives through the Mini-Grant process. Centers are asked to submit a narrative proposal addressing questions centered on their commitment to providing quality healthcare services to the patients that they serve as well as how potentially awarded funds would be used. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 8, 2010!
For more information, download the application (PDF).
For more information on Health Disparities Collaboratives expansion funds please contact:
Miranda Paschal, M.Ed.
Clinical Quality Coordinator